Wk 15- Artist Conversation- Krystal Ramirez

Exhibition Information

Artist: Krystal Ramirez
Exhibition: CSULB School of Art Holiday Art Sale
Media: Metal-smithing
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery
Website: N/A
Instagram: N/A

About the Artist
Krystal Ramirez is an undergraduate student from the CSULB School of Art’s Metal Program. Krystal’s passion in art began when she took a metal-work class in high school. Soon after her exposure to the trait, her interest flourished as she explored with metal art. After graduating from CSULB, Krystal plans to continue to pursue her career in metal art. Krystal enjoys keeping up with modern art and incorporating metal pieces, largely influenced by modern social trends. Ideally, Krystal would like to be designing metallic utensils.

Formal Analysis
Krystal’s pieces in the exhibition consisted of several different jewelry pieces, including earrings, and planters. These planters included a semi-matte, beautiful copper with a smooth texture. In the center of these planters was a succulent that complimented the planter. Krystal’s earrings demonstrated a silver color and consisted of small shapes. The earrings had a texture that complimented the circular shapes, demonstrating superb attention to detail.

Content Analysis
In her exhibition, Krystal demonstrates her passion for metal-work, specifically in jewelry making. A passion that developed in her youth years, Krystal’s pieces highlight techniques of texture and luster that compliment Krystal’s interest in experimenting with metal-work. Krystal likes making pieces that have functionality as well as including influence of modern day objects. Ranging from simple objects to intricate detail, all of these themes are demonstrated in Krystal’s work.

Synthesis/ My Experience
I’d like to start by complimenting Krystal’s work! I found it great that she had developed her passion so early on in her life and to see that come to life in her pieces was great. I loved the planters because I found it complimented the succulents in a wonderful way. Krystal’s earrings were also interesting to see, I love how they were unique and not something typical you would find in shopping stores. Overall, Krystal did a great job and her exhibition pieces were wonderful!

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